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    Default Rental Car Sticker Shock

    If you rent cars on any vacation, be prepared for quite a shock. Prices have at least tripled and cars can be hard to find if you wait too long. I can usually get a car for in the $25-$30 a day range, now it's in the $70-$90 range.

    Rental companies sold off much of their fleets as travel stopped during the pandemic and now are having trouble building them back up as travel picks up.
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    Dave aka: Altair
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    I have heard that rental car prices in Orlando have gone up considerably for the reasons you cite. If you plan to rent a vehicle here, lock in your car early as supply is limited and, if your rental contract allows, continue to look for better pricing.
    Linda aka: Faline
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    For what it's worth, I recently priced out rental cars for a trip to Scottsdale. The best price I found, by far, was through Costco. The savings was significant, worth the price of a Costco membership if you don't already have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficeNut View Post
    For what it's worth, I recently priced out rental cars for a trip to Scottsdale. The best price I found, by far, was through Costco. The savings was significant, worth the price of a Costco membership if you don't already have one.
    That works, I just saved $220 on an 11 day rental. Never would have guessed. It beat AARP discount by that much. Thanks!
    Dave aka: Altair
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    Awesome! Glad I could help!

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    I had no idea you could rent cars through CostCo. I have heard how much people love CostCo, but I haven't lived in a town where there was one for 20 years.
    2002 - 2017: 20+ visits (POR, BW, All Stars, VWL, CSR, BLT, BC, SSR, CB, Dolphin, OKW, offsite x4)
    DL - 1996, 2019
    Next up - May 2021 offsite

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